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Parasitic gastroenteritis

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Synonym(s): PGE, Worms, Scours


Parasitic gastroenteritis

Parasitic gastroenteritis (PGE) is not a disease in its own right, but is the name given to the symptoms that we observe when cattle are affected by intestinal parasites, such as roundworms:

  • Parasitic refers to the parasites.
  • Gastro refers to the location of the parasites - in the affected animal’s digestive tract.
  • Enteritis means inflammation of the gut, which occurs in response to the parasite load and results in the diarrhoea and other symptoms that are often seen.

Clinical ostertagiosis ©Rob Kelly

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